Instrumental Songs by Nik Furious

Listen to Love & Monsters... then buy it!

Friday, July 18th, 2014

My final instrumental songs made under the name Nik Furious are now available for your hungry ears:

I contributed six tracks to this Love & Monsters album, featuring four other fabulous cuts from Jesse Spillane and Sam Star.

If you backed our successful Kickstarter campaign late last year, then you should already have a download code waiting for you in your inbox. However, if you didn't pre-order our project... then you can buy it now!

For $10 you get our 10-track album AND a 90-page PDF of comics by Cynthia Lee, Shawn Atkins, Jared Catherine, and Virginia Shields. That's a pretty sweet deal!

I hope you enjoy these jams. Although Nik Furious may finally be takin' the ol' dusty trail off into the horizon, I'll be back soon with a new music name and some fresh instrumental cuts.

Nik Furious: Smart Bomb mixtape

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

The final Nik Furious mixtape. A collection of 13 instrumentals featuring original funk songs, hip hop beats, and some weird remixes.

There are two ways to listen to this mixtape. First, there's the 22 minute continuous Smart Bomb mix that includes a few surprises:

Second, there are the individual tracks that make up Smart Bomb. You can download the Smart Bomb ZIP file (33:36, 50 MB) or check out the tracks one-by-one:

1. Chinilla pt 1 (2:03)
An original song recorded in 2002 with the Hairicane on cowbell.

2. Deeno Adventure (2:43)
A remix of the opening music from an animated sequence in the Dinosaur Adventure video game.

3. Fresh Frunk (0:51)
An original song recorded in 2009. The theme for the Destruct-O-Cast podcast.

4. From the Ashes (3:56)
A remix of my original song Bacon from the album Brilliant Shower.

5. Jamm (2:07)
A remix of "Let Me Clear My Throat (Old School Reunion Remix '96)" by DJ Kool feat. Biz Markie and Doug E. Fresh.

6. Lalala Laalaa Laaaaa (2:32)
A remix of "Why Can't We Be Friends?" by War.

7. Milky (2:26)
An original song recorded in 2012.

8. Pineapple (3:21)
A remix of "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes.

9. PonyGasm pt 3 (3:09)
An original song recorded in 2012 for Kaylie McDougal's erotic comic, PonyGasm.

10. Slipped (1:58)
A remix of an old R&B song... but I made this beat back in 2004 and I completely forget the name of the song that I sampled!

11. Smart Bomb (2:36)
A remix of one of Steve Ferrone's drum solos from George Duke Band: Live at Shibuya Public Hall - Tokyo, Japan 1983.

12. Tasty (1:58)
An original song recorded in 2004. The theme for the VACANT Bits podcast.

13. Xavier (4:01)
An original song recorded in the mid 00s.

Why is this is the final Nik Furious mixtape?

Partially because -- after 4 years of posting music on this blog -- I've finally exhausted my surplus of old Nik Furious beats. But the other (far more important!) reason is that I'm sick of using a derivative name.

Back in 2004, I thought Nik Furious was a clever hip-hop twist on the name of a b-list superhero. It was a subtle wink and nod to other comic book readers.

However, that's changed pretty significantly since Iron Man came out in 2008 and Samuel L. Jackson assumed the role of the one-eyed super spy. Now Nick Fury is a household name!

Also, my affection for mainstream superhero comics is a lot lower than it was a decade ago when I first started using Nik Furious as my musical moniker.

Not to mention that I have ideas for comics about my sonic alter ego and I don't want anything to nix those dreams.

I've hidden my new music name and logo somewhere in this blog post. So if you wanna know what it is, you've gotta hunt for it!

I dunno when my first release under this new name will be out, but I know you'll be hearing more tunes from me soon.

P.S. My friend Carrie Howarth has been doodling some super fun Nik Furious fanart over the past few months. Check it out.

Nik Furious takes you on a Deeno Adventure

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Kaylie McDougal shared a video yesterday of some horrible animation (from a video game???) called Dinosaur Adventure. It's unbelievably bad:

But it has some sweet retro futuristic opening music that I had to remix:

I named the tune Deeno Adventure in honor of the terrible voice acting where they keep saying "dee-no" over and over again. Maybe I'm out of the loop, but I always thought it was pronounced "die-no".

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

just a li'l taste of a new Nik Furious jam I'm working on...

r a w f u n k y s h * t.

Listen to a new Nik Furious song on the latest episode of Animatic Attack

Monday, February 17th, 2014

On last Friday's episode of Animatic Attack (the AudioShocker's animation podcast), I snuck in a special opening theme -- my new Nik Furious song, Jackpot.

The song is a Valentine's Day gift I made for Justique. This year was our seventh Valentine's Day together, so riffing on the lucky number theme I decided to name the song Jackpot because when I met Justique I hit the jackpot!!!

The music starts at about 3:20 into the episode. It's a mellow instrumental funk jam with a slow go-go style drum beat, fat fretless bass, squealy synths, and acoustic guitar. I hope you dig it!

(FYI, be forewarned... AudioShocker conversation is always NSFW!)